Truth: Whenever the Holy Spirit is involved in ministry through using individuals and their gifts the focus will be to glorify God and build up (edify) the church. It is easy for us to get caught up in the spectacular, the exciting, the latest and greatest and especially the miraculous I love learning about the latest technology…what have they created now? I enjoy seeing and using new gadgets or tools… It is easy to get lost in the "Wow" of new or unique anything It is no different in the church regarding our life in the Holy Spirit What the Holy Spirit can do and does is fantastic but also sometimes routine What does it mean to live in the power of the Holy Spirit? What should it look like …what is the purpose for His gifts? The Corinthian church was apparently abusing the gift of tongues Paul writes in ch 14 to clear up the issue He wasn’t writing to prevent them from speaking in tongues…but trying to correct its purpose Paul uses some great examples to explain his point Why did the Spirit give gifts - to glorify Jesus and edify the church The work of the church is to bring people to salvation through conviction of sin and to grow people as disciples of Jesus!